Opera 101: What's An Aria?

Apr 07, 2020 210

BY: JACQUELINE HALBLOOM

If you stuck at home looking for something new and different to explore, this weekend would be the perfect time to take the plunge into the opera world. It's possible you may have heard a famous aria, which is part of an opera, and haven’t even realized it. Arias can pop up when you least expect them to, in unusual places like commercials or movies.

For example, the aria “Nessun Dorma” from the opera “Turandot” is an intricate part of the “Mission: Impossible-Rogue Nation” film. And French composer Georges Bizet’s “Habanera” makes a surprise appearance in the Pixar animated film, “Up.”

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SOURCE: https://www.iowapublicradio.org/

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